For Canadian horses (horses that have been in the US for less than 60 days) returning from Texas/New Mexico:
Horses will need to have a new export certificate issued from an accredited USDA vet within 30 days preceding importation to Canada. They will need their previous export papers to prove they are Canadian horses returning
Horses will need a negative piroplasmosis test within the 15 days preceding importation to Canadian. This is done at the NVSL in Ames, Iowa.
Owners will need to apply for an import permit from CFIA. You can obtain the application for the permit here.
Once completed, return your application to email@example.com. Permits generally take 10-14 business days to be returned to you so please make sure to apply for your permit in plenty of time before you leave
Your horses and paperwork will need to be examined at the border on the Canadian side on the way back into Canada by the border veterinarian. It is recommended to book an appointment with them to avoid delays.
All horses are now required to have a negative coggins test within the last 180 days, and have been vaccinated against equine influenza/equine herpes virus (2 way) vaccine within the last 6 months. Horses must not have been vaccinated within the 7 day period prior to entering the grounds.
Please call the office to book an appointment.
We are unable to issue vaccine letters if the vaccine has not been administered by one of our veterinarians.
Please allow at least 3 business days for coggins results.